Σάββατο, 27 Μαΐου 2017

Οι πρώτες φωτογραφίες της διαστημοσυσκευης JUNO κόβουν την ανάσα και αναδίδουν ομορφιά και δέος από τον πλανήτη Δια.


Jupiter’s south pole as seen by Juno at altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). Photograph: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles


Juno has captured it’s first close-up images of Jupiter and they show us a stunning Jovian world riddled with chaotic weather storms. Images show cyclones as big as 870 miles (1,400 km) in diameter swirling over Jupiter’s north and south poles.
a 53 day timelapse of Juno’s journey. Photograph: Credits: NASA/SWRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran

Juno went into Jupiter’s orbit in July with a goal of seeing through the cloudy atmosphere and provide insights into how the planet formed. The $1.1bn probe has survived a six-year, 2.8 billion km journey and now orbits around the planet’s north and south poles.

A closeup of the North polar region of Jupiter. Photograph: MSSS/SwRI/JPL-Caltech/NASA